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Living in a Big Way (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 8 September 1947 (UK)
Leo Gogarty marries Margaud Morgan after a whirlwind romance just before shipping out to war. When he returns he is surprised to discover not only that his bride is not what she led him to ... See full summary »

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Gregory La Cava

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Gregory La Cava (screenplay), Gregory La Cava (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Kelly ... Leo Gogarty
Marie McDonald ... Margo Morgan
Charles Winninger ... D. Rutherford Morgan
Phyllis Thaxter ... Peggy Randall
Spring Byington ... Mrs. Minerva Alsop Morgan
Jean Adair ... Abigail Morgan
Clinton Sundberg ... Everett Hanover Smythe
John Warburton ... 'Skippy' Stuart Simms
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Schultz
Bernadene Hayes ... Dolly
John Alexander ... Attorney Ambridge
Phyllis Kennedy ... Elsie, the Maid
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Storyline

Leo Gogarty marries Margaud Morgan after a whirlwind romance just before shipping out to war. When he returns he is surprised to discover not only that his bride is not what she led him to believe, but also that she expects a quick divorce. Both Mr. & Mrs Gogarty must find their place with or without each other in a society still adjusting to peace. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

When a gal who's got curves... meets a guy who's got angles... it's loving... laughing... living in a big way! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Life's for the Loving See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film made its initial USA telecast in Los Angeles Tuesday 11 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11) followed by Minneapolis Sunday 27 January 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), and by Philadelphia Thursday 28 February 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); it first aired in Norfolk VA 5 March 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Hartford CT 8 March 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in New Haven CT 12 March 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Portland OR 14 March 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Altoona PA 19 March 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Chicago 20 May 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2) and in Seattle 28 July 1957 on KING (Channel 5); its San Francisco television premiere did not take place until 6 August 1959 on KGO (Channel 7) and its earliest documented telecast in New York City occurred 29 June 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Leo Gogarty: If a lady asks you to jump on her bed, you'd better do it - she may not repeat the invitation!
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Soundtracks

It Had to Be You
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Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Gene Kelly along with an unseen female vocalist
Danced by Gene Kelly and Marie McDonald
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It's not Singin' in the Rain, but its good...
14 December 2006 | by cass0106See all my reviews

I thought this movie was quite good. It was on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) at three am one night, and its offbeat humor kept me up til five. Kelly performs beautifully in this role, especially with the Grandma (whose quip almost caused me to laugh out of my seat). The main actress was alright, but the father was able to keep his character isolated from the marriage conflict and kept the humor coming. If you like a good offbeat, older movie, I would recommend it. Unlike the other comment, I do like Gene Kelly. He was the perfect leading actor for many of the early musicals and I think in this role, he oozes his charisma. One drawback is the dance scenes get a little long-winded, but if you can get through those, you're in the clear.


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